SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice pour. Very dark with a dark chocolate colored head. As it settles the head becomes lighter in color and creamy. Top layer of creamy head stays around for the whole drink like a puddle of oil. Smells like pure smooth chocolate with a nice background of coffee beans. Big big chocolate taste. Very smooth. Also a roasty black coffee and brown sugar taste. Very good alcohol feel. Really good stuff. The look alone may be the highlight.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Aroma of coffee, amaretto, vanilla. Sweet taste with chocolate notes, a little cherry, nuts, vanilla, coffee. Intense and tasty.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Brouwerij Lane: near black pour with a tan film of head. Very one dimensional aroma of coffee. Medium body with lots of sweetness in the flavor. Vanilla bean, cocoa, mild roast, and lots of coffee. Quite sweet but not cloying. Alcohol is well hidden. One dimensional.
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can from Tavour. Nose is almond, vanilla, with a sweet milk chocolate and lighter coffee background. Black with a medium lightly lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is a sweet chocolate almond candy bar.
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can from Spirits Jackson. Poured a super thick pitch black under a large slightly foamy mocha colored head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla extract, burnt muffins, dark cherry, sherry and biscotti. Flavor mimics the aroma with the dark cherry and biscotti coming out on the end of bother aroma and fkavor. Body is dense and thick with softer carbonation but super strong heat throuhout. The heat is a bit too much or else I would of rated this higher.
Unde (823) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown colour smallish head on top. Aroma has coffee beans, roasted coffee, chocolate chip cookies, hint vanilla, roasted malts, espresso coffee . Taste is dry with espresso coffee, roasted coffee, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sweetness, vanilla bean. Full oily body and lowish carbonation. Oh boy.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, toffee, taste is similar, vanilla, sweet roasted malts.
Percy0103 (584) - MEXICO - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aromas of biscotti, coffee, alcohol and roasted malt. Taste is medium bitter with some sweetnees. Medium bodied, thin and with fizzy carbonation and moderate astringency. Aftertaste of chocolate and biscotti.
Sdaniel90 (861) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque dark brown with a creamy to minimal light brown head. Aromas of biscuits, roasted malts, banana, coffee, alcohol. Full bodied, moderate to fizzy carbonation. Texture is oily. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Earthy roasted flavors into a bitter coffee and alcohol finish. Standard Imperial stout.
tillmac62 (675) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 001. Pours pitch black. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Quite outstanding nose of rich cocoa, milk chocolate, light vanilla notes, light coffee and caramel over soft hints of almond.
Full bodied with a rich and creamy texture that also has oily aspects. World class carbonation / body balance. Just enough effervescence to open the flavors up yet not disturb the rich body. The finish is just slightly prickly.
The flavor profile is borderline world class. The alcohol content becomes subtly uncovered. It begins with a rich sweet mixture of milk chocolate and caramel. As the middle approaches, the chocolate takes on a more bitter bakers chocolate profile with cocoa. Mid-palate bitterness is mild with a slight roast aspect coupled with coffee. It should be noted that the coffee aspect is quite subtle. After the middle, vanilla takes center stage with almond underneath. The finish is a slow, slightly dry and with a touch of heat, fade that has a subtle note of plum.
jc1762 (611) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can into a shaker showing big black with translucent rims and no head.
The nose shows deep intense notes of roasted coffee but with a bright note of vanilla running throughout.
The palate is aggressively carbonated with a medium bodied. Vanilla sweetness appears throughout lightening the coffee and placing it in the background. Very vanilla forward with a strong alcoholic spice. The almonds and vanilla seem to bring a slight sweetness similar to lactose but overall, a quaffable fun beer.